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Articles from the September 8, 2014 edition

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City Council Tables Ponies

After a late night hearing, the pony ride and petting zoo at Santa Monica’s Main Street farmers market will not have it’s contract renewed. In a council meeting that lasted well into the early hours of Wednesday morning, four Santa Monica City...

 

Arson at BMW Dealership?

Surveillance images were released Thursday of a man sought by police in their investigation into five vehicles that were set ablaze at a BMW dealership in Santa Monica. Officers responded to the...

 

Young Gray Whale may have Headed to Sea

A young gray whale that swam into Marina del Rey harbor was not seen Wednesday morning, leading some to believe it returned to the ocean. The calf, which was about 18 feet long, was first spotted off the coast of Topanga Canyon on Tuesday, said...

 
 By Mona Day    Travel    September 8, 2014

An Oxnard Weekend

Oxnard is a hidden gem close enough for an impromptu day trip, and certainly a relaxed weekend. Checking in at the Embassy Suites, I walked across the hotel's central court with its pool and water...

 

Jay Adams Memorial at Venice Beach

On Saturday, August 30, skaters, surfers and fans of Jay Adams gathered in Venice Beach, California for a celebration of his life. Legends of skateboarding and surfing shared stories of Jay's...

 

Local News Briefs

Moomat Ahiko Way Rehabilitation Project The City of Santa Monica will commence roadway rehabilitation on Moomat Ahiko Way between Ocean Ave. and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This work was necessitated by the deteriorating condition of the roadway...

 

Bergamot Station Developer Makes Major Contribution to Effort to Close SM Airport

Making clear that the effort to close Santa Monica Airport is inextricably bound to the potential to redevelop low-density airport land, a developer was awarded the right to redevelop Bergamot Station...

 
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WestEdge Design Fair

WestEdge™ Design Fair returns to Santa Monica's Barker Hangar for its second edition October 16-19, 2014. This newest destination for modern design showcases a curated selection of over 150 leading...

 

David Mamet's Provocative "Race" Opens At Douglas Theatre

“Race,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, opened last Sunday at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through September 28. Directed by longtime Mamet collaborator Scott Zigler, “Race...

 

L.A.'s Kitchen and Bath Visionary Retailer Turns 65!

L.A.'s Kitchen and Bath Visionary Retailer Turns 65! Los Angeles' fondness for luxe European-inspired kitchens and bathroom fixtures is thanks to the forward vision of Snyder Diamond. Snyder Diamond,...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: HONEYMOON and NO GOOD DEED

This weekend bodes well for movies with another eclectic mix of new releases across the country with each as engaging and worthwhile as the next. The stunning THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY (aka...

 
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Pier del Sol Fundraiser

Special Olympians gather with Melisse restaurant chef / owner Josiah Citrin at the 2013 Pier del Sol fundraiser. With a "Hollywood" theme, Special Olympics Southern California is holding its 2014...

 

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